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WU N THE BOA.TS C'OJtE HOME.
ThoreV 1'ghtupon the ecn. to-day ,
And pliidiiCHB on Hie strand ;
Aht well yc know tbat Lcarts arc gay
Wlifii sails draw nigh the Inndl
\VeIoilowed them with 1 bought * and tears.
Far. furacross.tbefoatn ;
Dear Lord , It seems a thousand years
Until the boata come home ! *
We tend the children , live our life ,
And toil , and mend the nets ;
But is there over maid or wife
Wlioso fa'thful heart forgets !
WP know what cruel dangern He
Beneath that shining foam ,
And watch the changes in the sky
Until the boats come home.
There's glory on the sea to day.
The sunset gold Is bright ;
Met bought I heard a grandslre say ,
"At eye it shall be light 1"
O'er waves of crystal touched with fire.
And flakes of pearly foam ,
Wo gaze , and see our heart's desire ;
The boats are coming home.
Sarafi Doudmjf , in Good Words.
A STEANGE EXPERIENCE.
My name is not Norval , nor have I
ever in any way been associated with
the Grampian hills but my name is
Oscar Hockcrsmith. You will at once
perceive thai there is nothing in such
a name , but if any man has ever pass
ed through an experience similar to
the one which I am going to relate , he
would do me a great kindness by at
once communicating with me.
One day I arrived at Cxegmore , a
little old town on the upper Arkansaw
river. After taking breakfast at a ho
tel , the proprietor of the house came
to me and said that as I had no bag
gage , I would be compelled to pay In
"Baggage , indeed ! " I exclaimed.
"Have my trunk sent up , if you
"You brought no baggage , sir. "
"Then it has not arrived. It will
soon be here for I am'sure it arrived ,
having seen it delivered to a wagoner
at the depot. I have no money with
me. I hope that you appreciate my
position , sir. "
He doubtfully shook his head and
walked away. "This annoyed me not
a little and I wondered if the fellow
who had taken my trunk had run
away with it. I had no check , and I
knew tbat I might have trouble in re
covering my property. Just as I
turned to go out , an old gentleman
whom 1 suddenly encountered , threw
up his hands and exclaimed :
"My God ! "
"Wh&t is the matter ? "
"Oh , sir , if I did not know that my
son Norval was dead , I would think in
you he had returned. He was killed
in the army. "
He regarded me closely and m a
quietdr tone continued :
"I have never before seen such a re
semblance. Same eyes , nose , mouth
everything. Will you please do an
old man a favor ? "
I replied that I would favor him in
any possible way.
"Then come with me to my house.
I want my wife to see you. "
I told him of the perplexing situation
in wliich I was placed.
"Here , Mr. Bunch ! " exclaimed ,
calling the proprietor. "Look at this
man. Doesn't he look exactlv like my
son Norval ? "
"Exactly , only he is much 'older. "
"Yes , but you must remember that
it is more than twenty years since"
Norval went into the army. Poor
boy , " turning to me. "Poor boy , he
was killed at Antietam. I want" yon
to go home with me. I will stand gooft
for your bill. "
"I feel under many obligations to
you , old gentleman , for I am really in
an embarrassing position. I fear that
fellow has stolen my trunk , but if-you
will gowith me to the town officer , I
will afterwards go with you. "
He agreed and we called upon the
town marshal , who , after listening to
my .statement , looked at me. . sus
piciously aad said :
"You didn't come in on the train. "
"But , sir , I know that I did. I de
livered my trunk to a tall negro who
walked with a limp , and who , if I re
member correctly , had an impediment
in his speech. The trunk and I
would know it among a thousand is
a large one , covered with black
leather. " * '
"Look here , " said the officer , "you
came up on a boat , ior I saw you when
you got off ; besides , you uould not
have come by rail , for as there are
several wash-outs above and below
here , there has not been a train in for
two days. "
This statement was insulting , yet I
struggled to conceal my resentment.
Officials , in small towns , are generally
narrow-minded , dogmatic men , and I
cared not to dispute him farther than
to reaffirm that I came in on the morn
ing train. Then , turning to the old
gentleman , whose name I had learned
was Metford , I announced my readi
ness to accompany him. He had been
so absorbed in the contemplation of
the resemblance between his son and
myself , that he had paid but little at
tention to the disparity of statements
concerning the manner of my arrival.
Mr. Metford lived in an attractive
old place , not far from the river.
When we entered the gate , a woman
came out on the gallery and in a mo
ment , after seeing me , clasped her
bauds and leaned against a post. As
we approached , she uttered a shriek
and sprang toward me. The old gen
tleman , gently taking hold , of her ,
"Come , Mary , don't give way to
your feelings. This is you have not
told me your name , sir. Ah , yes , "
when I had told him , "this is Mr. Os
car Hockersmith. 1 wanted you to see
him on account of the perfect likeness
he bears to Norval. Come in , sir , " he
continued , leading the way. We en
tered a comfortably furnished room.
The old lady could not keep her eyes
"Poor Norval , " she repeated over
and over again. "Poor child. Oh , sir.
if I did not know that he was killed
oh , sir , are you not indeed he ? '
" said the old < > en _
"Be quiet , Mary ,
' excited. Let
lleman. "Don't become
us make it pleasant here 'orMr. Hock-
he will remain
ersmith , and perhaps
KSal days with us. Tell us something
about yourself. Mr. Hockersmith ?
-I was born in Richmond , Va. . i
died when i
replied , "and my parents
Souite tunnr. I went info thearmv
and was wounded-by a piece of shell at
Shiloh. AfterJ&e-warl went home , ,
but found that the uncle with whom I
had lived , was .reduced almost to a
penniless condition. Ho did not long
survive , and tticre being nothing in
Richmond to particularly bind mo , to
the place , I wandered away and have
never returned. . J have come to this
state to look after the land interest of
a corprationr and , so soon as my busi
ness is completed , I shall go back to
St. Louis. "
"Until .then , " said Mrs. Motford ,
"you.must remain at our house. Al
though I know that you are not our
son , yet to see you hero revives and
illustrates a memory that.is so dear "
Here the poor woman completely
"Mary. " said the old gentleman , approaching
preaching her and stroking her hair ,
"dont' give way to your feelings. I
would not have urged him to come
but I know that if Idid not , you , in
the event of hearing of this wonderful
likeness , would never forgive me.
Don't give away , now. "
She became calm , but every time
she looked at me , I could see her lip
quiver. "What a pity , that I am not
your son , " I mused. "Any man ,
aside from natural affection , would
feel proud of such a mother. " I
thought of the dead son and of what a
splendid home his .death had made
cheerless , and I almost wished that I
had told the couple that I was really
their Norval , whose death was erron
After dinner , to which I was in
duced to remain , we were sitting in
the parlor when a loud knock on the
front door , caused a momentary flut
ter of excitement. Mr. Metford , who
answered the summons , soon returned
accompanied by the town marshal.
Approaching me , and -placing his un
gentle hand on my shoulder , he said :
"I want yon. "
jWant me ? " I asked in surprise.
"Yes , I want you. " '
"What right have you to want me ,
as you term it ? "
He took out a paper "and handed it
to me. It was a warrant , arresting
me on a charge of willfully and ma
liciously deceiving the people of Greg-
more. It was useless to resist , and al
though the old gentleman and his wife
protested against such an indignity
being imposed on a guest of their
house , yet by the feelingless ruffian I
was led away and lodged in jail.
CHAPTER ir. .
The next day I was arraigned before
a justice of the peace , who requested
me to make a brief statement of how I
came to town : I did so , telling him to
the best of my recollection. I told
him about losing my trunk , and I ven
tured to take to task a village that
would stubbornly shut its eyes and al
low the perpetration of such outrages.
The town marshal swore that I did not
come by rail , that no train had come
in since two days before ; that I had
come on a steamboat , the "Farmer
Boy" the captain of which steamer
was present and that I had no trunk.
The captain , a very gentlemanly look
ing fellow , arose and astonished me
with the following statement :
* Just before leaving Little Rock ,
day before esterday , this man , who
calls himself Hockersmith , came to
me and said that he would like to go
up the river as far as Cregmore ; that
he was employed by a St. Louis land
corporation , and that as his baggage
had somehow failed to arrive , he was
without money. Of course I could not
allow this story to affect me into the
generosity of presenting the man a
ticket , nor to tell him that he might
take his own time in paying me ; but I
did tell him that he would be com
pelled , to pay his passage in advance.
He declared that he had no money , but
that if 1 would let him come up as a
deck passenger , , ho would , upon reach
ing this place , get the money from a
friend and pay me. . It's only a.small
amount and I should not have men
tioned it but for the fact that the mar
shal came down and asked me about
the strange fellow. "
"What have you to say concerning
these statements ? " asked the justice.
' 'Nothing , only that they are not
true , " I replied . "As 1 tell you , I
came here by rail , arrivicg yesterday
"But no train ajrived yesterday
Then I - became indignant. "All
right , have it your way , " said I.
"One man cannot stand up against so
many. If I deserve punishment , fine
me'and I will go on the rock pile or
the convict farm and work it out. "
" 1 don't uxactly see how you have
violated the law , " replied the magis
trate , looking at me with almost an ex
pression of pity. "You have not ob
tained money by false pretenses. "
"So far as his passage is concerned , "
remarked the steamboat man , "I am
not anxious. I would not have him
punished for that. "
The town marshal shifted and twist
ed himself around in his chair , 1
could see that he did not like the
change which had come over the
"Your honor , " said he , "this man
also made false statements to Mr.
Bunch , proprietor of the hotel. He
obtained board under false pretenses. "
I understood him ; He would urge
charges against me merely to defend
his own position.
"Judge , ' . ' said a voice that I knew.
Looking round , I saw Mr. Metford.
Everyone waited for him to speak. "I
met Mr. Hockersmith at the hotel
yesterday morning. On account of
the wonderful resemblance he bears to
my son Norval-r- "
" " the- . "Poor
"Yes , replied thejutlge.
Norval , I saw him buried. "
"On account of that resemblance , "
continued Mr Metford , "I invited Mr.
Hockersmith to , accomo.any4 me home.
He explained his embarrassment , and
I told Mr. Bunch that I would stand
good for the bill. So , that charge is
wiped out. ' . '
"That's all very well , gentlemen , "
exclaimed the town marshal , "but we
can't allow fellows to come in this
wav. I believe that a man should be
punished for lying just the same as he
ought to be for stealing. That's my
"I am glad to hear you speak so
courageously , " rejoined Mr. Metford.
"You borrowed ten dollars of me about
JA * t > , . y- J' A. i '
two months ago , vowing , that you
would return the money within a week.
Yet , notwithstanding the fact that you
have had money to bet at poker , you
have failed to keep your promise.
Tes , it is a very good idea to punish
men for lying , tfnd now since you have
reminded" of your untruthfulness ,
I think it would be well to act upon
your conception of justice. Your
honor , make me out a warrant of ar
rest , please. "
For a time the marshal knew not
what to say. His face grew red. "You
all know me , " he replied. "lam not
a stranger. I didn't come here and
try to beat an } ' of you. I'll pay the
ton dollars ; don't fret about that. I
don't think it is right to hop on a man
that's trying to protect the communi
ty against fraud. I've got nothing
against this fellow and am willing to
see him turned loose. "
"I am glad to hear you say so , " re
joined Mr. Metford. "You needn't
make out the "warrant , judge. Well ,
Mr. Hockersmith , " turning to me , "as
there is nothing against you here , you
will please accompany me home. "
When we again went to the house ,
Mrs. Metford's lip * trembled. They
would not hear to my leaving them , so
I remained all night. The next morn
ing I awoke with a burning fever.
Then I went into a state of delirium
and for several weeks knew nothing.
When I regained consciousness , my
mind was so confused that I could not
think. I knew that I talked incoher
ently , therefore I said but little.
One day while I was sitting in my
room , a man was shown up by one of
the servants. Mr. and Mrs. Metford
were away from home , having gone
over to a neighbor's house. ,
"Don't you know me ? " said the
"I don't think that I ever saw you
before , " I replied.
He looked at me and smiled sadly.
"What do you mean , I asked. "
"I mean nothing offensive. You
know Abe Catham'p
"Never heard of him. "
"I am sorry , for I had hoped that
you would recognize me. "
"How can I recognize you , sir , when
this is the first time we have ever
met ? "
He shook his head and muttered
something which sounded to me like
"poor fellow. " Then he startled me
by saying :
"I haveleen your keeper for years. "
"Yes ; I am connected with the Mis
souri Insane asylum. "
"I don't dispute your position as
keeper , but I can assure you that I
have never seen the institution. I am
a St. Louis land "man. "
"Let me tell you something whicl
has just come to light. You were
wounded at the battle of Antietam. "
"At Antietam. You and a young
Virginian , who to some extent resem
bled you a man named Hockersmith
fell close to each other. In the report
of the killed and wounded , you were
put down on the dead list and this
man Hockersmith was reported to be
wounded. You had been" struck by a
piece of shell and was , upon recovery
of the wound , found to be hopelessly
insane. You went Richmond , but
your supposed relatives spurned you ,
so I have heard ; and , after wander
ing around , you went to Missouri and
was placed in an insane asylum where
you remained until a few weeks ago
when you escaped. Your name I have
learned is Norval Metford and I have
come to tell your parents , after satis
fying myself that it is you "
The room began to turn around. The
man's voice sounded away off at a
great distance. He seemed to .be
shouting , but I could not catch his
words. Then some one , dressed in
red tight breeches , came in and
danced on the back ot a chair. A
blacksmith led in a horse and began
to shoe him. His bellows roared and
his anvil rang so loud that I bad to
put my fingers in my ears. His fire
began to gradually darken and , with
a sudden puff it went out , leaving me
in a blackness of atmosphere. I
groped around , but could find no
opening in the wall. I cried aloud
for a lamp and I cursed the black
smith for allowing his fire to go out
with such a cruel puff. Crawling
arouno"on my hands and knees I
found a match. I kissed it. I pressed
it to my heart. "Thank God ! " I cried.
' Thank God that once more there
shall oe light in the world. " Tears
streamed from my eyes. I tried to
light the match. The tears had damp
ened it , and with the feeblest little
glow , it died" away , leaving me in de
spair. I heard a voice , low and sweet.
"Who are you ? " I asked.
A tear fell on my forehead , and
clasping my hands , I turned my face
upward. "Whose tears are those fall
ing upon me ! " I cried. The voice ,
sott and sweet , sang , but the tears con
tinued to fall. "Oh , can you not give
me a lamp ? " I cried in agony.
Something touched me. It was alamo
lame , cold , and dark , but I hugged it
close to me and took care lest my
tears should fall upon it. I placedjit
on the floor and with my hands clasped
around it , I lay down and prayed. A
feeble , little gleam flickered between
my fingers. The lamp grew warm. I
removed my hands. The little blaze
flickered , and then yes , oh , glories
of heaven , then there came a grand
burst of light , a flood of magnificent
illumination. I lay on a bed. The
sun shone into the room. A face- > -
my mother's face was bowed over me.
"Thank God ! " she exclaimed and en
circled my neck with her loving arms.
My father was there , too , looking
"There , " dear , " said my mother ,
"keep very quiet. For weeks you have
hovered between life and death. "
I closed my eyes and warm recollec
tions poured over me. I could re
member it all ; how I left that dear
home and went into the army.
* * * * * * *
I am sitting in my room looking out
on the grassy slope where I played so
many years ago. There is the old
tree "where I used to swing in the cool
shade , I hear my mother singing in
the sitting-room1. Thtsy say my father
laughs again , as he did When I was a
boy. Those old people aie in a heaven
of happiness. The physiciaus say
that : v feu * days from now I can re
sume the business of life. 'Can anv.
* one doubt the existence of a God ?
Who bat a God could have planned
such joy ? My mother enters and
presses her lips upon my brow.
"You haven't the
toms of fever , .Norval , dear , " she
Angelic woman ! She cannot keep
her arms from around my neck when
she comes near me. Now she goes
singing through the hallway. There
stands my faiher at the gate. Some
thing has amused him for he laughs
as he did when I was a boy. Yes , my
name is Norval. " Arkanaaw Trav
How did Pnganini play ? Now like an
angel , now life a demon with his tail
in a closed door. He played like the very
devil himself never like a mortal
.man. Such sounds assuredly have
never yet been drawn from a violin.
The only thing that sounded like them
was pulling a cat by the hind leg from
under an ash barrel. In fact , they
were no real violin sounds ; they
sounded like the roaring of the storm ,
like the surging of the sea , like a
chronic snorer with his nose congest
ed , like a brakemau on the Elevated
Railroad with a cold in his head , like
the ringing of the trombone , like the
thunder of a fat man with a deeo
voice whose suspender button flew off ,
like the chimes of a dinner bell , or the
sound of a bird , like the anguish and
despair of man , like moaning , and
singing , and whining and weeping.
And when the G string wailed , then
tears come through the eyes from the
listening hearts of men , fears of sad
ness and delight , real salt and water
tears as big as Texas pecan nuts
none of your artificial tears gotten up
to deceive the public.
His performance had the effect of
flashes of lightning in a dark night.
He was as full of electricity as a black
cat that is rubbed the wrong way of
the fur. While he played , a' nervous
tremor went through his whole frame ,
shaking , thin and spectre-like as it
was , and from his gloomy eyes there
flashed a deeply-seated , raging fire ,
such as is sometimes seen in the eyes
of an editor on whom a barkeeper
shoved off a bad quarter. With the
last stroke of the bow the player sank
completely exhausted upon his chair ,
and whispered feebly : "Send for a
sour toddy. "
His technique was the purest chro
matic roulades , his wonderfully clear
intonation , even in humorous bizar-
reries , excited the astonishment of
people who were engaged in the
manufacture of bizarreries and knew
all about them. His broken accords
across all the four strings , from the
lowest depths up to the giddiest
heights , could not.be distinguished
from the noise made by a boy running
a stick along a picket fence. His
rapid octave playing upon the G string ,
his silyery chime of bells , his fortis
simo , which drownded the whole of
the orchestra , followed immediately
by the sweetest , most charming
pianissimo , can only be .compared to
the loud voice of a woman who is
scolding her boy for tearing his pants ,
'and suddenly hears the voice of her
pastor at the door asking if she is in.
All this was inconceivable and in
comprehensible , and , therefore , also
indescribable. Even the best violin
ists of Berlin shook their heads and
said : "We do not comprehend it ; that
is superhuman. If we had not heard
and seen this performance , we should
not believe it. " And yetPaganini died
a natural death. He was never even
shot at. Texas Siftings.
A Chinese Miner's Luck.
Years ago John Manuel left home and
family in England and came to Iowa
Kill to seek his fortune. Every year
he added to his pile , and when his
oldest boy was grown he came to share
his labors. One snowy day a mighty
cave from the North Star banks crush
ed out the lad's life , and the father
followed him to the grave.
. The next son came from England ,
and they both worked in this same
mine till the father yielded up his
life under another avalanche of earth
and stone. It was known that he had
money buried somewhere , but. though
they dug and searched , no one could
find a clue to its hiding place. ' In a
couple of months the second son was
sacrificed in the same manner and on
almost the same spot where his father
and brother had been killed , and
mother and family in England were
The search for the money was given
up in despair , and the ill fated men
and their story were all but forgotten ,
when this week a couple of China
men , who speak good English , told
that last summer a Chinaman , work
ing on the niirht shift in the old Jamison
son diggings , saw a large box come
down with a cave. On examination
he found that it contained $7,000 and
a sparkling ring. This was doubtless
Manuel's money , for he was known to
have taken a diamond rins for a debt
of § 150. It had been hidden under
the old Ladd house , owned by the
late Mr. Carder , in which house Man
uel lived at the time of the accident.
The crafty heathen told but one per
son , a fellow heathen , swearing him to
secrecy till he should have departed
in safety. The finder is now in the
Flowery Kingdom , where he has
probably become a nabob or manda
rin by this time. Placer Times.
A Valuable Hint.
"What are you buying now ? " asked
Ned Stevenson of Andrew Powell , on
meeting the latter in Bell's jewelry
"I am looking for some present to
give my wife on her birthday. I tell
you making presents costs a heap of
'Why don't you do as I do ? I'have
never failed to make my wife a present
on her birthday every year for twenty-
five years , and I am not out a cent
thus far. "
"How do you manage it ? "
"It is very simple. After we were
married , when her birthday came
around I gave her a twentj dollar gold
piece. When my birthday came
around she gave the twenty dollar
piece back , and we have kept that up
ever since , and neither of us are out
a cent. " Texas Siflings.
"Fools"Rush IB Where Angels Fear to
So impetuous youth is often given to
folly and indiscretions ; and , as a re
sult , nervous , mental and organic de
bility follow , memory is impaired , self-
confidence is lacking ; at night bad
dreams occur , premature old ago seems
setting in , ruin is in the track. In con-
ndcnce , you can and should write to
Dr. K. V. Pierce , of Buffalo , N. Y. , the
author of a treatise for the benefit of
that class of patients , and describe
your symptoms and sufferings. Ho can
cure you at your home , and will send
you full particulars by mail.
At the postofllce corner the other day sev
eral old soldiers were discussing Gen. Grant's
article on Shiloh in the Century Maeazinc.
"Gen. Grant denies that > ve were surprised , "
said 01 e. "Of course there was no surprise.
We invited the rebels to come and take break
fast with us , and they came , that was all.
"Is there no balm In GllcadJ
la there no physician thereJ"
Thanks to Dr. Pierce , there is a balm
in his "Golden Medical Discovery" a
"balm for every wound" to health ,
from colds , coughs , consumption , bron
chitis , and all chronic , blood , lung and
liver affections. Of druggists.
" \Vhatdoesyour husband call youbuyJ"
said a bride to a friend who had been married
several years ; "does he call you duekv or
lovey ? My darling calls me ducky. " "Does
he ? Mine used to call me popsey-wonsey , but
he doesn't use that term now. " "What does
he call you , then ] " "He calls me 'Say ,
there ! ' "
Best French Brandy , Smart-Weed ,
Jamaica Ginger and Camphor Water ,
as combined in Dr. Pierce's Extract of
Smart-Weed , is the best remedy for
colic , diarrhoea , cholera inorbus , dys
entery or bloody-flux ; also , to break up
colds , fevers and inflammatory attacks
if used early.
The March Century will contain two
biographical papers , one on Charles
O' Conor , by a friend who knew him
intimately for many years , John Bige-
low , and "Reminiscences of Daniel
Webster , " -by Stephen M. Allen. A
portrait of Daniel Webster , the frontis
piece of the number , was engraved
from a daguerrotype made in Philadel
phia in 1849 , and shows the great
statesman wearing a tall silk hat. It
was taken as a memento of a speech
which Mr. Webster had made with his
England paid $25,000,000 last year to for
eigners for cheese.
A San Franciscan who attended a recent
seance of Mrs. Souther , the alleged * spiritual
medium , caught the pliost and proved him ,
before the whole company , to be a certain Mr.
Jackson , whom nearly all present knew.
Ions before they reach middle ago frequpntly
find themselves suffering from some of the
complaints and weaknesses peculiar to their
sex. For all such KJdney-Wort is a great
boon. It induces a healthy action of the Kid
neys , Liver and Bowels , cleanses the system ,
and strengthens and gives new life to all tbo
important organs of the body. It is nature's
great assistant in establishing and sustaining
health. Sold by all druggists.
Philip Armour , the famous Chicago _ pork
packer , Is said to have one of the best private
libraries in the country.
Habitual constipation is not only one of the
most unpleasant , but at the same time one of
the most injurious conditions of the human
system , and is but a forerunner of disease , un
less removed. This is usually accomplished
by the use of purgatives , which for the time
afford relief , but after their immediate effects
have passed they leave the system in a worse
state than before. To effect a cure It is nec
essary that the remedy used should be one
that not only by its cathartic effect relieves
the bowels , but at the same time acts as a
tonic , so as to restore the organs to a sound ,
healthy condition. This PRICKLY Asn BIT-
TEKS will do. It removes the cause and re
stores health. _
The novice at the rink ought to wear two
pairs of skates one on his bead.
Omaha has several high priced Hotels
but the Metropolitan is the only $2.00
per day house centrally located. Try
A CARD. To all who are suffering from
errors and Indiscretions of youth , nervous
weakners. early decny , loss of manhood , &c. ,
I will send a receipt that will cure , FREE OK
CHARGE. Thisgreat remedy was discovered
by a missionary in South America. Send self-
addressed envelope to REV. JOSEPH T. IKMAK ,
Station D , New York.
The Spartans have become a race of liars ,
beggars and thieves.
Dairymen often wonder how their more
favored competitors get such high pncci for
their butter trie year round. It is by always
tiavinga uniform gilt-edsred article. To put
the "gilt edge" on. whi-n the pastures do not
do it , thev use Wells , Richardson & Co.'s Im
proved llutter Color. Every butter maker
: an do the same. Sold ever * where and warranted -
ranted as harmless as gait , and perfect in
The ass"sts of the life insurance companies
of Great Britain amount to not less tLan 170-
"Perfection. The Scarlet , Cardinal
Red , Old Gold. Navy Blue , Seal Brown , Diamond
mend Dyes give perfect results. Any fa-h-
enable color , 10c. . at druggists. Wells , Rich
ardson & Co. , Burlington , yt.
The bumble bee molts at least ten times be
fore arriving at the winged state.
Farm Annual for 1SS5.
"Will be sent free to every reader of this paper
who will wntu lor it. It is a handsome book
of 120 pases , hundreds of neiv and beaut ful
illustrations , colored plates , < &cFarmers. .
Market Gardners and Planters should send
their address on a postal card at once to W.
A. Burpee & Co. , Publishers , Philadelphia , Pa.
Specialism among the London doctors is
now being arried on to such an extent as to
seriously impair the usefulness of the profes
' , * - ,
When you visit New Tork CityYi Central
depot , save Baggage Espresaf e d | 3 Carriage
riage Hire , and stop-at the Grand.UidOH Hotel , T
opposite said depot. Six hundred elepnt
rooms fitted up at a cost of onemllllom dollars ;
Hand upwards per day. European pan. fcie-
vator. Restaurant supplied with the best.
Horse-cars , stages and elevated railroad to all
depots. Families can live better for less
money at the Grand Union Hotel than at any
other first-class hotel In the city.
Home should be made a dwelling-place for
souls rather than a mere lodging-house for
Carbolliic * .
Sorrow and gloom the soul may meet ,
Yet love wrings 'triumph from defeat ;
And the coars'est hair can still be fine
by using JlTagfc Carboline.
God made the woman for the man. The
milliner added the expense. t
Do You Want to Buy a Dogt
Send for Dog Buyers' Guide , 100 pages. En
gravings of all breeds , colored plate , prices
of dogs and where to buy them. Mailed for
15 cents , ASSOCIATED FAXCIEUS , 237 South
Eighth street. Philadelphia.
It Is the husband , of the woman with the
laughing eyes that is never troubled with dys
pepsia. _ _
THE purest , sweetest and beat Cod Liver Oil In the
world , manufactured from freMi. liealtliyllvera.upon
the * ca sliore. It ts absolutely pure and gwect. I'n-
tlents wlio have onrctakeu It prefer It to all outers.
Physicians ha\o decided It superior to anr of the
other oils in market. Mads by CASWZL . UAZZAB
& Co. , New York.
Mrs. Ingalls says that woman Is a silent
power in tue land. That will be news to thou
sands of husbands.
I The Proprietors of Ely's Cream Balm do
not claim It to be a cure-all , but a sure remedy
' for Catarrh , Colds in the Head and Hay Fever
I It is not a liquid or A snuff , but is easily ap-
I plied witfa.the finger. It gives relief at once.
Sold by all druggists Price 50 cents. By mall
00 cents. Ely ifros. , Owego , N. Y.
j I have been a sufferer two years from
catarrh or cold In the head , having distressing
pain over my eyes. Gradually the disease
worked down upon my lungs , my left earwasi
almost deaf , my voice was falling me. I pro
cured one bottle of Ely's Cream Balm and
I within five days my hearing was restored , the
pain ceased over mv eyes , and I am now en
joying good health. I recommended It to some
of mv irlends. One of them sent for a bottle.
He told me that halt of It cured him. My ad
vice is to those suffering with catarrh or cold
In the head not to delay but try Ely's Cream
Balm , as It is a positive cure. John H. Yan-
sant , Sandy Hook , Elliott Co. , Ky.
Boston. In the opinion of the Herald , of that
city , will have 1,000C03 inhabitants by the
census of 19JO.
Save money and be in the heart of
the city by stopping at the Metropolitan
Hotel when you visit Omaha , the only
$2.00 per day house. Tables as good
as any other house in Omaha. No
charge for "style. " We don't have
. . .
uiuiuca. i uiauun , > iton ui .LUBWt * * * w * JI.M
eunea. Get the genuine. 2Sc.and75c.RtDrncKisU
or bj nmU. J. "W. COI.B Oc CO. . Black KiverPallsWis.
A scientist says tbat in 3 000,003 years the
earth will be one gigantic iceberg.
A Sore Throat or Cough , if suffered to
progress , often lesults in an incurable throat
or lungtrouble. "JJrown'sJJronchial Troches"
gives instant relief.
In Paris there are 150 tradesmen who deal
in nothing but old postage stamps.
A FBFP TKIMP InSanLuis Park , Col. Home-
Jl tfluJu flUliLu stead , pre-emption , tree
Claims. Farming by irrigation , safest system.
No drouth , no floods. Canal completed. Water
ready. Crops absolutely sure tirst season.
Home market. Surrounded by free grazing-
ranges. For full information address ,
COLORADO LOAX & TRUST Co. , Denver , Colo.
"The hall of the dull thud" is a new name
given by wits to skating rinks.
The majority of the ills of the human
oody arlie from o derangement of the
JLi'ver , effecting both the stomach and
bowels. In order to effect a cure , it it
necessary to remove the cause * Irregu
lar and Sluggish action of the Bowels ,
&eadache,8lc-tiness at the StomachPain
in the Sack and Xoina , etc. , indicate that
the liter is at fault , and that nature re
quires assistance to enable this organ la
throw off impurities ,
riefcly Asli Sitters are especially
compounded for thipurpose. They are
mild in their action and. effective as a
cure ; are pleasant to the taste and taken
easily by both children and adults , Itf-
ken according to directions , they are a
safe andplfasant cure for Dyspepsia ,
General IJebillty.natoltnal Con *
stlpatio : . , Diseased Kidneys ,
etc. , etc. - * 3Ioosl Purifier they
are superior to any other medicine ;
cleansing the system thoroughly , and
imparting iev > life and energy to the in
valid. If. a medicine and not aa
Intoxicating beverage *
ASK 10BH DRB3QIST FBI MISUY ASIIITTHS ,
mud * * Jco no other. PBICE. 1.0Oj > rBcttJ .
PRICKLY ASH BITTERS CO..SOLE PROPRIETORS
* TTintn City *
Is prepared In the most careful manner by practical
iharmactsts. The combination and proportion of
sarsaparllla , dandelion , mandrake , yellow dock , and
other remedial agents , is exclusively peculiar to
lood's Sarsaparllln and unknown to other medicines-
thus giving to Hood's Sarsaparllla strength and cura
tive power surpassing every other preparation.
"I have suffered for many years , very much from
dyspepsia. Almost all kinds of foou distressed me ,
and often I felt dull and heavy , having little or no
ambition to do anything ; took Hood's Sawaparllls ,
and received great benefit by It. " MKS. M. A.
xKioiiTS , Charleston , Mass.
Purifies the Blood
C. E. Lovejoy , Lowell , JIass. , says : "I was severely
Slcted with scrofula , and for over a year had two
running sores en my neck. Took flve bottles sf Hood's
Sarsaparllla and consider myself entirely cured. "
"In the early part of last spring I was troubled with
bolls , caused by my blood being out of order. Two
jottles of Hood's Sarsaparllla cured me , and I can
safely recommend It to others troubled with affec
tions of the blood. " J. Scnocn , Peoria , I1L
Hood'a Sarsaparllla purifies , enriches , and rltallzes
the blood , stimulates the digestion , and gives strength
to the whole body , effecting remarkable cures of
scrofula , salt rheum , all humors , dyspepsia , bilious
ness , headache , kidney and liver complaints , catarrh ,
rheumatism , and that extreme tired feeling caused
by change of climate , season or life.
-My son had salt rheum oc his hands and on the
calves of his legs. His hands were so bad they would
crack open and bleed. He took Hood's Sarsaparllla ,
and Is entirely cured. J. B. STAXTOK , Mt. Vernon ,
Strengthens the System
"My daughter had been ailing some time with gen
eral dtrllltty , and Hood's Sarsaparllla was recommend
ed to us. After she had taken three bottle * she was
completely cured and built up. It Is with great pleas
ure that I recommend Hood'a SarsaparUla. " BKX M.
MIKRIELEES. Supt. Cincinnati & St. Louts IT. 8. HaU
Line Company , St. Louis. Mo.
"I hare taken Hood's Sarsaparllla and found ( t bene
ficial for pimples on the facet and Impure blood. "
CUXELES CEALV. Portsmouth , Ohio.
1OO Doses $1.OO.r